FAQ and Other Tips and Tricks

This page is home to our Frequently Asked Questions, where you can find information on all sorts of things, from useful info about using Moodle and Google Docs to how to give someone access to course materials.  If you have any questions you would like to see us add answers to, please email us.

Since we have many questions answered here, we recommend that you either search by entering a keyword or by choosing a category. You may choose to add a focus (second category) to narrow your search.

For more in-depth Moodle FAQs, check out the wiki.

How do I communicate with only a specific group of students?

1. After you have created groups (See the FAQ on creating Groups) click Turn editing on

Turn Editing on

2. Navigate to the "News forum" and click on the Edit button to the right of it then from the drop down choose Edit settings

Edit Forum Settings

3. From there open the "Common module settings" section and change the "Group mode" to "Separate groups"

Group Mode

4. Return to the overall course page and open the "News forum" (Note this will work with any forum not just the "News forum") 

5. When you create a new forum post at the bottom of the page there will be a drop down under "Group" from there choose the group of participants that you want to have messaged

Other FAQs